Man faces charges for vandalism, resisting arrest in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A St. Johnsbury man has been arrested on charges of unlawful mischief, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct after allegedly vandalizing a bus stop and fleeing from police, authorities said Monday.

Michael Farnsworth, 35, was taken into custody on Feb. 6 after officers responded to reports of a man destroying property at the Portland Street bus stop.

According to Corporal George Johnson’s report, witnesses identified Farnsworth, who was seen wearing khaki shorts and a grey shirt, breaking the bus stop windows with a brick.

Johnson stated that upon arrival at the scene, he was directed to Farnsworth, who then ran from the location.

After a brief chase, Farnsworth was intercepted on Elm Street, where he resisted arrest before being subdued and handcuffed.

Witnesses at the scene provided cell phone video evidence of the incident, which led to Farnsworth’s arrest.

He was transported to the St. Johnsbury Police Department and subsequently transferred to a correctional facility by St. Johnsbury Parole and Probation.

Farnsworth is scheduled to appear in court on March 18, 2024, at 8:30 a.m.

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